Title 40 published on 2012-07-01
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On September 19, 2012, the Federal Register published a direct final rule and a companion proposed rule issuing listings for three fire suppressants under EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy program. Because EPA received adverse comment concerning C7 Fluoroketone, we are withdrawing that part of the direct final rule that listed C7 Fluoroketone acceptable subject to narrowed use limits as a substitute for halon 1211. Other listings in that direct final rule will take effect on December 18, 2012.
EPA is taking direct final action to list substitutes for ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) in the fire suppression and explosion protection sector as acceptable subject to use restrictions under the EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy program. This program implements Section 612 of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, which requires EPA to evaluate substitutes for ozone-depleting substances and find them acceptable where they pose comparable or lower overall risk to human health and the environment than other available substitutes.
This Determination of Acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This action lists as acceptable four additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector; two additional substitutes in the foam blowing sector; one additional substitute in the solvent cleaning sector; two additional substitutes in the aerosol sector; and one additional substitute in the fire suppression sector.
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§ 7414 - Recordkeeping, inspections, monitoring, and entry
§ 7671q - Miscellaneous provisions
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§ 7671n - Authority of Administrator
§ 7671m - Relationship to other laws
§ 7671k - Safe alternatives policy
§ 7671j - Labeling
§ 7671i - Nonessential products containing chlorofluorocarbons
§ 7671h - Servicing of motor vehicle air conditioners
§ 7671g - National recycling and emission reduction program
§ 7671f - Exchange authority
§ 7671e - Accelerated schedule
§ 7671d - Phase-out of production and consumption of class II substances
§ 7671c - Phase-out of production and consumption of class I substances
§ 7671b - Monitoring and reporting requirements
§ 7671a - Listing of class I and class II substances
§ 7671 - Definitions
§ 7671p - International cooperation
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR 82 after this date.
EPA is proposing uses that qualify for the 2013 critical use exemption. EPA is also proposing to amend the regulatory framework to determine the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced, imported, or supplied from existing pre-phaseout inventory for those uses in 2013. EPA is taking action under the authority of the Clean Air Act to reflect a recent consensus decision taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer at the Twenty-Third Meeting of the Parties. EPA is seeking comment on the list of critical uses and on EPA's determination of the specific amounts of methyl bromide that may be produced and imported, or sold from pre-phaseout inventory for those uses.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to list three substitutes for ozone-depleting substances in the fire suppression and explosion protection sector as acceptable subject to use restrictions under the EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This program implements section 612 of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, which requires EPA to evaluate substitutes for ozone-depleting substances and find them acceptable where they pose comparable or lower overall risk to human health and the environment than other available substitutes. In the “Rules and Regulations” section of this Federal Register , we are listing three fire suppression substitutes as acceptable subject to use restrictions as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule; in such case, the final rule will become effective as provided in the accompanying direct final rule.